A parliamentary inquiry has been launched into the impact of Covid-19 on the culture sector, with the industry being called upon to submit evidence.
The cross-party Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee will consider both the immediate and long-term effects of coronavirus on all sectors that fall under its remit.
It will also explore how the coronavirus-related social and financial measures are affecting these industries.
It is the second inquiry announced by the DCMS committee, following news of a similar investigation into the impact on charities.
The committee said it is now seeking evidence from anyone with views to share on issues such as the range of impacts of Covid-19, how DCMS and arm’s-length bodies such as Arts Council England have addressed the sector’s needs, and what other support is required.
It will also look to understand how the sector might evolve after the pandemic subsides and how DCMS can contribute to efforts to deal with future challenges.
Written evidence is requested by May 1, however the call will be open ended in light of the pressures of the crisis. The committee also said it hoped to hold a number of evidence sessions from late April to hear directly from stakeholders and government.
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